Special Screening of Bill Russell: Legend
Join us for a special screening of part one of the new documentary, Bill Russell: Legend. This film showcases the life and legacy of the 11-time NBA champion and civil rights activist, who died last year at 88 years old. Featuring interviews by Larry Bird, Jayson Tatum, Steph Curry, and Magic Johnson, viewers will get an in-depth look at the life of Russell who spent his entire basketball career in Boston, living in Reading for a brief time. His experience in Reading in the 60s was difficult, and while we have come a long way since then, recurring issues around equity and inclusion are some things that citizens of Reading are still grappling with today. Registration is not required.
This event is co-sponsored by the Reading Public Library and CATO: Coalition of US.
After the screening, we encourage all to attend the CATO Conversation: Bill Russell's Legacy on Monday, March 6th.
- Thursday, March 2, 2023
- 6:30pm - 8:45pm
- Community Room A, Community Room B
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